Met Office red warning: extreme heat on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July

17 July 2022

The Met Office warning has been raised from amber to red for the extreme heat expected Monday 18 and Tuesday July 19. Transport for London has asked that people only travel if they need to. Check with your service before travelling whether your appointment has been or can be moved to online. If you are still coming in for a face-to-face appointment, do check the TfL status update before setting off on Monday and Tuesday as severe disruptions are expected.

The advice is to:

  • avoid the sun as much as possible, but particularly between 11am and 3pm
  • drink plenty of fluids. Make sure you have water with you if you are travelling
  • close curtains/blinds in rooms that face the sun or move to other rooms
  • let a friend or relative know where you are and how you are. If you feel unwell call for help.

Know the signs: there is a high risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke with such high temperatures, particularly if advice is not followed.

The Government’s Level 4 alert indicates that a severe heatwave could have impacts beyond health and social care with potential effects on transport systems, food, water, energy supplies and businesses. Please read the advice issued by Government and stay safe.

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